Bereavement Counsellor Required: Esher, Surrey


Salary: £33K per annum full time, pro rata

Full Time / Part Time

Part-time 30 hours per week

Location: Esher, Surrey

Application Deadline: Sunday, March 10, 2024

Interview Date: 2024-Mar-18 00:00


About us:

Princess Alice Hospice is one of the top ten adult hospices in the UK, providing specialist palliative care and support to a community of more than a million people living in Surrey, south west London and Middlesex.

About our Bereavement Team

Discover the difference you can be.

At Princess Alice Hospice, you have the opportunity to make a satisfying, rewarding contribution for a great cause. We’re a friendly team committed to making a difference to the lives of patients, family and friends at a challenging time.

Our bereavement team provide compassionate support to patients and families, facilitate healing and assist individuals in navigating the complex journey of grief and loss.

About the role:

We are looking for a Bereavement Counsellor to provide high-quality clinical assessments and one-to-one bereavement support for people wishing to access the Hospice Bereavement Service.

This pivotal role plays a significant part in enabling us to deliver our commitment to holistic, person-centered care.

About You:

Working in a supportive team, committed to delivering a professional service, you will have at least two years’ post-qualification experience as a counsellor, a strong understanding of bereavement and significant loss, good knowledge, skills, and experience in conducting client assessments – plus if you’ve supervised volunteers or hold a qualification in supervision, that’s a bonus!

You’ll excel at building culturally sensitive, empathetic, and non-judgmental working relationships with clients and colleagues. Your excellent interpersonal skills, friendly telephone manner, IT competence and organised approach will also make you a valuable addition to our team.

Our benefits:

As well as our competitive salary package and the opportunity to join an organisation which places patients at the heart of what we do, we also offer a range of great benefits, which include:

  • 27 days’ annual leave, plus recognised public holidays – rising to 29 days after 5 years’ service and 33 days after 10 years’ service (pro rata for part time)
  • educational and professional development opportunities (we have an on-site Education Team)
  • monthly group reflections via Schwartz Rounds sessions
  • free on-site parking
  • tranquil Hospice grounds
  • subsidised meals at our on-site restaurant
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • access to Blue Light Card discount card
  • access to our Group Pension Scheme
  • excellent changing facilities (with showers, fresh towels, and hairdryers)
  • wellbeing – we provide a programme of activities, opportunities, and guidance to inspire and support our employees to live a healthy life, at home and at work.

If you are interested and want to hear more then please contact us via email – or by phone 01372 461 850.

The difference is you.

At Princess Alice Hospice we are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that values diversity. We are fully committed to equality of opportunities, and we warmly welcome applications from all backgrounds and cultures.

We are signed up to the Disability Confident scheme and we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy. We are a place where you can be you.

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